In its breadth and diversity, this 4th edition contains wide ranging and
systemically arranged information on both digestive and extradigestive
carcinoids (ECCs/NECs) and their relevant endocrinocarcinomas as well
as pancreatic islet cell neoplasms.
A few minor changes are made in the fourth Edition with additional 4
articles that are of a considerable importance.
Two of them are included in the last Chapter of "Some problems in
carcinoid research", describing some evolutional proposals based on the
author's recent concept.
The author points out the inadequacy of the term "carcinoid" and
emphasizes advisable warnings that the term was proposed on a
malignant submucosal nodule of the small intesttine which was
misjudged as a benign lesion.
The term “carcinoid” is a misnomer and should not have been in the
Also very early carcinoid formation is clearly demonstrated in a form
of budding from the basal portion of a gastric gland, proving that a
carcinoid is malignant at its origin.
It is hoped that young physicians and researchers alike will benefit
from these detailed studies when encountering such cases in the future.
It is believed that a copy of this important work would be a valuable
addition to any Departmental Library.
4th Edition, June,2014
Author: 曽我 淳 JUN SOGA, M.D.
Prof. Emeritus, Niigata University,
・IRPC Asia-Pacific Chapter Award for
”Eminent Scientist of the Year2004”
・ENETS Life Archievement ardAward2008.
・ENETS IPSEN Oberdorfer Prize 2008.
1.Carcinoids and Their Relevant Endocrinocarcinomas
I. Ten articles of a general nature including an outline of the histological
II. Twenty articles on the digestive system (esophagus to rectum)
III. Seven articles dealing with the extradigestive system (respiratory
organs, mediastinum/ thymus, breast, ovary, larynx, etc.)
2. Pancreatic Islet Cell Neoplasms
I. General remarks - one article
II. Detailed systemic information in six articles on insulinoma,
gastrinoma, PPoma, somatostatinoma, etc.
I. Carcinoids in Japan.: 3,126 reported and 1,180 autopsy cases
II. Niigata Registry Guidelines
4. Some Problems In Carcinoid Research
I. The term "carcinoid" is a misnomer:
II. Some problems in carcinoid research